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Representative James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the third-ranking Democrat, said the party needed to overcome racial animus in the electorate, and had to shy away from certain far-left policies that alienate key segments of voters if Democrats wanted to win a pair of Senate seats currently in play in Georgia.“Those two seats offer us the opportunity to change the dynamics in the Senate, but we are going to have to win those seats to do it,” he said. He cautioned against running on “Medicare for all or defunding police or socialized medicine,” adding that if Democrats pursued such policies, “we’re not going to win.”Representative Marc Veasey of Texas warned his fellow members against antifracking talk, saying it was turnoff to voters in South Texas: “They hear, ‘Take away jobs.’”But some progressives urged against turning away from liberal policies they argued had galvanized the party’s core supporters.Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, a leader of the Progressive Caucus, said the “turnout of our progressive base” would be the crucial factor in electing Mr. Biden.“This is a huge win,” Ms. Jayapal said. “We didn’t get the repudiation of Trump we wanted, but we turned out huge numbers of young people, brown and Black people. Don’t be so quick to blame the members who have been responsible for energizing these groups, who will ultimately save the day in the race for the White House.” Updated Nov. 5, 2020, 8:30 p.m. ET Ms. Bustos also defended the Democrats’ offensive push deeper into Republican territory, a move that yielded few pickups and some members said left incumbents inadequately protected.Losses for Democrats included freshmen in swing districts — like Representatives Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico, Kendra Horn of Oklahoma and Abby Finkenauer of Iowa — but also a veteran, Representative Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota, who leads the Agriculture Committee and has served in the House for three decades.One of the biggest surprises of the election came in South Florida, where Mr. Trump made significant inroads among Cuban-Americans. Along with Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Representative Donna E. Shalala, another first-term Democrat representing the Miami area, lost. Representative Abigail Spanberger, who narrowly escaped defeat on Wednesday in a conservative-leaning district in Virginia that Democrats had also believed secure, chastised her progressive colleagues for embracing the “defund the police” movement and for not pushing back forcefully against accusations of socialism. If Democrats did not acknowledge the election results as a “failure” and change strategies, she said using an expletive for emphasis, they would get “crushed” in future elections.To that, Ms. Pelosi objected.“I disagree, Abigail, that it was a failure,” she said. “We won the House.”Ms. Bustos, who herself won re-election only narrowly, emphasized the success of the so-called front liners, about 40 mostly freshmen Democrats including Ms. Spanberger who hold seats in traditionally conservative districts. While some lost this week, most were poised for victory.“These were seats that were in Trump country, and we were able to hold onto 30 seats that are Trump districts, and that’s no small feat,” she said. “Something went wrong,” Ms. Bustos said, blaming incorrect modeling of the electorate in polling, and promising a “deep dive” on the matter. “They all pointed to one political environment, but voters who turned out looked a lot like 2016.”“We protected the lone firewall in our democracy,” she added. “Now hopefully and probably with Joe Biden to take back the White House, we are now in a position to put our priorities into action because we held on to this fragile majority.”It was a bitter pill for Democrats who had been ebullient only days before about their chances. On Election Day, Ms. Pelosi and Ms. Bustos had crowed about their likelihood of success. Ms. Pelosi cited predictions that the party could pick up five, 10 or even 20 seats and said she was worried about “fewer than a handful of incumbents.” Both women, though, declined to offer their own precise predictions.- Advertisement – Party leaders noted that Democrats appeared on track to hold the House, thanks to hard-fought victories by incumbents in competitive districts, and that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. appeared headed toward a victory, according to seven people on the call who requested anonymity to divulge a conversation that was intended to be private.“We did not win every battle, but we did win the war,” Ms. Pelosi said.But during the call, which lasted three hours and previewed divisions among Democrats over how to wield their power and define their message, Ms. Bustos conceded that things had gone badly awry. She said she was “gutted” and “heartbroken” by the losses. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – WASHINGTON — Democrats wept, cursed and traded blame on Thursday during an extraordinary party confab to dissect the disappointing results of this week’s elections, agreeing on little except that they needed a “deep dive” into how they had ended up with painful losses that weakened their House majority instead of the big gains they had boldly predicted.In a caucus meeting held by telephone that was their first group conversation since Election Day, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who led the party’s campaign arm, defended their efforts. Democrats expressed frustration over the loss of eight of their members — and a net loss of six seats, with 36 races still undecided — that had left them with a slimmer margin of control.- Advertisement – But by Thursday, one of the incumbents they had not been worried about, Representative Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who was defeated Tuesday night as President Trump won a resounding victory in her Miami-area district, broke into tears as she spoke out to her soon-to-be former colleagues about internal divides in the party.“We have a divided America,” Ms. Mucarsel-Powell said during the call. “Continue to fight for kids or what you believe in, but if you have a problem, pick up the phone — don’t tweet it out.”
Jan 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Inadequate worker-safety protocols probably contributed to the severity of the 2003 SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic in Ontario, a provincial commission said in a report unveiled this week.”Two nurses and a doctor died from SARS. Almost half of those who got SARS in hospital were people who got SARS on the job from working there,” wrote Justice Archie Campbell, who authored the 1204-page report, released on Jan 9, on behalf of the SARS Commission.During Ontario’s epidemic, which lasted from February through June 2003, the disease struck 375 people and killed 44.One of the most glaring breakdowns in worker protections involved controversy about the use of N95 respirators, said the report. Few hospitals complied with a law requiring them to properly train and fit-test employees who used the respirators. The commission also found that some Ontario hospital officials argued against N95 respirator use on the grounds that healthcare workers could safely wear the less expensive surgical masks.”If the Commission has one single take-home message it is the precautionary principle that safety comes first, that reasonable efforts to reduce risk need not await scientific proof,” Campbell said in the report.The commission identified several other shortcomings in Ontario’s response to the crisis, including a lack of infection control expertise, poor communication between public health agencies and hospitals, nonfunctional health and safety committees, blurred authority and accountability, inadequate surveillance, minimization of the role of the Ministry of Labor, and failure to heed the advice of front-line healthcare workers.In analyzing the events in Ontario, the commission several times contrasted the response of Ontario healthcare officials with the response in British Columbia, where a patient was also hospitalized at about the same time for SARS, but no major outbreak occurred.”A combination of worker safety and infection control culture at Vancouver General, with better systemic preparedness, ensured that BC was spared the devastation that befell Ontario,” Campbell pointed out. “The Commission is not surprised that in Vancouver, with its greater systemic awareness of and commitment to worker safety, only one health worker contracted SARS.”A spokesperson for Ontario Health Minister George Smitherman told Canadian Press (CP) the province would heed the commission’s recommendations about the precautionary principle. “We take Justice Campbell’s advice very seriously and we happen to agree with it,” said David Spencer, Smitherman’s press secretary. Smitherman was out of the country and unavailable for comment.Specifically, Spencer said Smitherman supports the use of N95 respirators to protect healthcare workers in the event of an influenza pandemic, though a scientific debate on masks versus respirators continues. “If you take that to the issue of N95s, then that’s something that we think is appropriate in the situation where you’re talking about a pandemic,” Spencer told CP.However, Hilary Short, president of the Ontario Hospital Association, told CP her organization disagrees with the commission on that point. “We believe that you have to be very careful with personal protective equipment to use the science, because it’s really safer to use the level of personal protective equipment that is called for by the science and not lead to the highest level of equipment.”One question the commission examined was whether political pressure influenced how the provincial government handled the SARS outbreak. The panel said it found no evidence of political or economic pressure to minimize or hide SARS or prematurely declare the SARS outbreak over. However, the report said communication between governments, agencies, and hospitals was often poor.”SARS may be the last wake-up call we get before the next major outbreak of infection, whether it turns out to be an influenza pandemic or some other health crisis,” Campbell wrote. “The tragedy of SARS, these stories of unbearable loss and systemic failure, give the public every reason to keep the government’s feet to the fire in order to complete the initiatives already undertaken to make us safer from infectious disease.”See also:SARS Commission final report (Dec 2006)http://www.ontla.on.ca/library/repository/mon/16000/268478.pdfMay 15, 2003 CIDRAP News article “Precautions didn’t protect 9 Toronto hospital workers from SARS”Oct 18, 2006, CIDRAP News story “HHS backs respirator use in caring for pandemic flu patients”
Sep 15, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A new study suggests that patients infected with pandemic H1N1 influenza can transmit the live virus longer than previously thought, though it’s not clear if the findings will lead to changes in self-isolation recommendations.Health officials have observed that the pandemic H1N1 virus behaves much like its seasonal counterparts and, in the absence of specific data on the new flu’s shedding duration, have based many of their guidelines on staying home and then returning to activities on data for seasonal strains.Initial recommendations were to stay home for 7 days after illness onset, though the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently modified its advice, urging patients to wait until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.The Canadian researchers who conducted the study presented their findings today at the 49th annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. Yesterday the lead author, Gaston De Serres, MD, from Laval University in Quebec, shared details of the study with journalists at a press conference that was streamed online.Investigators evaluated the proportion of patients still shedding the pandemic H1N1 virus at day 8 of their illness. They tested nasopharyngeal swabs from 44 confirmed cases to determine the presence of influenza RNA by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). They performed cultures on samples that were positive to assess the presence of replicating viruses.They found that a week after flu onset, between 45% and 75% of cases still showed evidence of the virus on RT-PCR and that about a third were still shedding replicating virus based on culture findings.Researchers concluded that the findings support a self-isolation period of at least 7 days but not longer than 10 days.De Serres told reporters that it appears as if patients shed the pandemic H1N1 virus longer, but not much longer, than seasonal fu viruses. He said it’s difficult to determine from the viral cultures how contagious patients still are longer than a week after illness onset.In another study, presented at ICAAC yesterday, researchers from Singapore assessed the duration of viral shedding in 70 patients treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu). They found that 47% shed the virus longer than 7 days and 8% shed the virus for longer than 10 days.They concluded that prolonged shedding occurs despite oseltamivir treatment, though delayed treatment (later than 2 days after illness onset) did not prolong viral shedding.Nancy Cox, MD, director of the CDC’s influenza division, said current guidance balances the mildness of most novel H1N1 infections with the demands of work and school, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. She added that the virus is spreading so widely and quickly that more stringent isolation recommendations might not be as useful.She said that though the studies suggest a longer shedding period, it’s not clear if the later viral levels are enough to infect other people, the AP report said.William Schaffner, MD, an immunization expert and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, told CIDRAP News that he doesn’t anticipate that the findings will lead to any changes in self-isolation recommendations. “Everyone is pretty happy with what we’re doing now,” said Schaffner, who is secretary of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.Attempts at social distancing are imperfect, but health officials are doing the best they can, he said. Experts believe patients shed the virus 24 hours before they get sick.”So it’s back to washing hands, and everyone needs to get vaccinated. These general themes apply to seasonal flu, too,” Schaffner said.See also:ICAAC Web sitehttp://www.icaac.org
Organized by the British Business Chamber Croatia (BBCC), a panel Brit Travel Afternoon was held yesterday at Kaptol Boutique Cinema on the topic of young British tourists and their travel habits.This was the first of four panels to be held as part of the Brit Travel 2017/2018 project, which will culminate with the Brit Travel Central Conference in October 2018. The aim of this project is to present British tourists and their habits and trends in the tourism sector of the United Kingdom to the Croatian tourism sector.Razloge za pokretanje projekta pojasnio je Dan Vidošević, korporativni direktor BTravela i predsjednik Odbora za turizam Britanske poslovne komore. „Data from the Association of British Tour Operators (ABTA) from 2016 show that almost 86% of Britons travel annually, with at least once a year traveling to a foreign country. So, it is about almost 40 million people. Given that British overnight stays in Croatia in 2016 reached 3 million, it is clear that there is much room for growth. The British are quality guests, who usually spend more than others, and Croatia is their destination that they have only been discovering in recent years.. “Dan Vidošević, also the panel moderator, then Jonathan Howe, blogger of one of the most read and awarded British travel blogs Two Monkeys Travel; Marienna Sanchez Jauregui, former mayor of Ibiza; Davor Tremac, Uber General Manager for Eastern Europe; Ivan Bušljeta, co-owner of the Papaya Club from Novalja, and Nick Colgan, founder and owner of the Garden Festival and The Garden Brewery, shared their experiences and discussed ways in which the Croatian tourism sector can attract and retain young British tourists. At the same time, they touched on the question of whether young British tourists spend time exclusively at parties, where they stay, how many they visit festivals and what experiences local communities in other countries have with them. They concluded that it is imperative to extend the Croatian tourist offer for the whole year,Marienna Sanchez Jauregui, bivša gradonačelnica Ibize naglasila je važnost suradnje vlasti i poduzetnika: „Predstavnici lokalne vlasti i poduzetnika u turističkom sektoru kontinuirano surađuju na definiranju i provedbi mjera kako bi se umanjilo i sankcioniralo neprimjereno ponašanje mladih Britanaca. Mjere su uglavnom administrativnog karaktera, uključuju zabrane konzumacije alkohola na ulicama, kontrolu buke u lokalima, ograničavanje muzike na terasama do ponoći, a upotreba droge na javnim mjestima podliježe kaznama. U provođenju mjera važna je uloga inspekcije i policije. Rezultati se vide, naravno da ima još prostora za poboljšanja pa se suradnja vlasti i poduzetnika pokazala iznimno važnom – moramo biti svjesni da treba uskladiti interese obiju strana, poduzetnika koji žive od turizma i vlasti koje moraju osigurati red, mir , sigurnost i kvalitetan život građanima. Dodala bih još da je jedna od mogućih mjera razdvajanje turističke ponude – britanske obitelji ljetuju na drugom kraju otoka”.Brit Travel 2017/2018 projekt obuhvaća četiri panel rasprave pod imenom Brit Travel Aftrenoon koje prethode glavnoj konferenciji planiranoj za listopad 2018. godine. Brit Travel Afternoon na temu mladih prvi je iz serije događanja o britanskim turistima i njihovim navikama, dok će preostala događanja pokriti niz tema – od kongresnog, zdravstvenog, gastro, cruising, kulturnog turizma do sve popularnijeg city break i kontinentalnog turizma. „Više od polovine Britanaca putuje u druge gradove na city break (53%), a slijede ljetovanja, kontinentalni i all-inclusive turizam. Slika u Hrvatskoj je da su Britanci uglavnom mladi turisti zainteresirani jedino i isključivo za zabavu, no brojke Udruženja britanskih tour operatora (ABTA) pokazuju suprotno. Naime, prema statistici za 2016. godinu, samo 8% britanskih turista putuje radi festivala. Nastavno na zaključak samog panela kao i nadolazećih Brit Travel događanja očekujemo jačanje gospodarske suradnje između Hrvatske i Velike Britanije, što je i ključna uloga Komore“, zaključila je Vedrana Likan, predsjednica Britanske poslovne komore.By the way, the British Business Chamber Croatia (BBCC) was established on the initiative of the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the aim of encouraging commercial relations between Great Britain and Croatia. As a key promoter of strengthening commercial, social and cultural relations between Croatia and the UK, the BBCC brings together members from the private and public sectors who are present in the UK and Croatian markets or are willing to establish business ties either in the UK or Croatia.
The Virtual Museum of Dalmatian Emigration has been “opened” in the Maritime Museum in Split.Its launch on the Internet was the wish of emigrants from South America, who in this way want to get to know the homeland of their ancestors better. A film about an emigrant from Brač – the builder of a lighthouse at the end of the world – was presented at the opening ceremony.”The curators of this museum will be all of us – we who add materials to this museum, as well as emigrants. They are already sharing photos of their grandfathers on social media! They all want to be forever in the land of their grandfathers, where their roots come from. ” said at the opening Branka Bezić Filipović from the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Split. At the end of the 19th century, Ivan – Huan Ursić Ostoić from Brač also found a better life far from his homeland. Branka Bezić Filipović made a film about him. She says that she also had surplus material, because Ursić indebted Chile, building lighthouses on the black rocks of the Pacific, in the shipwreck zone.”Until the First World War, 14 percent of the population emigrated from Croatia, mostly Dalmatians. We can say that 50 percent of that number of the population of the coast and that coast was the most numerous in emigration, and that North and South America were in the lead, while a smaller part of the population went to South Africa.”Said for HRT, historian Ljubomir Radic. The Department of Dalmatian Emigration was recently established at the Maritime Museum in Split for a reason; which is an unbreakable link between emigrants, seas and ships, and in which we can find out which ships they were, which ships they traveled, what they experienced on those seas, and it should be noted that most of these emigrants were shipbuilders and fishermen.From now on, one can peek into their warm human stories in a virtual museum, but the wish of everyone involved in the project, once enough money is found, is to open a real museum of emigration, modeled on the one in New York.The first step is made, and money should always be provoked. It’s easy to whine that there’s no money, that nothing can be done, and stick to the status quo. It is possible, we just need to be proactive, have a strong will and desire and a clear goal. Also, in order to secure funding for an idea, I have to write a project, have some visuals, ie outlines of the project, see that the project is “alive”, whether digitally or through a workshop and the like. What I mean is, you have to take the first steps on your own, to see the seriousness and that we can embrace something.So in the case of the Virtual Museum of Emigration, the first step is made, the project is alive and visible with a clear goal, and then it is certainly easier to close the whole financial construction than when we only have an idea in mind.Source: HRT
Nakon Reykjavika, Hrvatska i Zagreb imali su čast biti mjesto drugog Canopy by Hilton hotela u Europi.Riječ je o investiciji Zagreb City hotels d.o.o. vrijednoj osam milijuna eura. Hotel ima 151 sobu, restoran i bar, fitness, retreat room, transfer room te dvije dvorane za sastanke. Nakon Zagreba, hotel ovog brenda bit će otvoreni i u Londonu, Madridu i Parizu. Odlike brenda Canopy su njegovanje lokalne kulture te su stoga za Canopy Zagreb angažirani domaći dizajneri – Studio Franić i Šekoranja kao i hrvatski proizvođači namještaja. U hotelu se mogu naći motivi hrvatske šahovnice, šestinske nošnje, Kožarićevog prizemljenog sunca, hrvatske znanosti i umjetnosti, ali i zagrebačka tradicijska jela prezentirana na suvremen način u restoranu ReUnion. U ReUnion restoranu servirat će autenčne kulinaske delicije od svježih lokalnih sastojaka s tržnice Dolac, a svake večeri u Canopy Central Café Baru pripremat će se degustacije ukusnih zalogaja i pića iz lokalnih kraft pivnica i vinarija.Foto: Canopy Hilton ZagrebCanopy by Hilton Zagreb hotel raspolaže s dvije moderne, nekonvecionalne dvorane na prvom katu, nazvane po dvojici velikih izumitelja Tesli i Penkali, za manje sastanke i društvene događaje poput koktel zabava ili poslovnih prezentacija. Inače, Supernova grupa preuzela je Branimir centar ove godine, a Hilton se nalazi upravo sklopu Branimir centra, gdje je prije bio smješten hotel Arcotel.Ovo je drugi Hilton u Zagrebu, a nakon DoubleTree i Canopy-a sljedeće godine je u planu otvorenje i Gardena Inna
The agreement on cooperation between the five Slavonian counties, which is the basis for joint participation in the preparation and implementation of development projects in eastern Croatia, was signed yesterday in Osijek-Baranja County.It took more than 20 years to finally understand that only through synergy can Slavonia grow and develop. Better late than never, and it’s never too late. Because those who are proactive, creative, innovative and those who want and engage develop market development.Osijek-Baranja County, as the seat of scientific, economic, cultural and numerous other institutions in eastern Croatia, is a leader in the development of eastern Croatia, and the initiative on joint action towards state, European and other sources of funding Požega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina, Virovitica-Podravina and Vukovar-Srijem counties.”We want to act and work synergistically as a region and thus act both towards the Government of the Republic of Croatia and towards the European institutions through the office in Brussels. This will strengthen our status, our lobbying and influence at the European Commission as a region, but also before the Government of the Republic of Croatia.” kazao je župan Osječko-baranjske županije Ivan Anušić.Photo: Osijek-Baranja CountyNaglasio je pri tome kako je pet slavonskih županija još uvijek zajedno u statističkoj regiji, NUTS II s gradom Zagrebom. “I will remind you that the City of Zagreb is at 125% of the EU development average, so it is more developed than the EU average. With our counties and fiscal potential, we are definitely below the EU level and of course in this way we are artificially, on paper, equally developed as Zagreb, which prevents us from quality development of EU projects, because we have a very high percentage of project co-financing. In the future, the new statistical region will consist of our counties without the City of Zagreb, as is the practice everywhere in Europe where the capitals, large cities are separate regions, not including rural parts. This is the first step in that direction and I am sure that we will do a great job for all five of our counties, as well as for Croatia as a whole. ” istaknuo je nakon potpisivanja Sporazuma župan Anušić.This Agreement also created preconditions for the joint performance of five Slavonian counties in Brussels through the office of the Public Institution of the Osijek-Baranja County Development Agency in Brussels, the realization of which is expected during the next year.Days of tourism for the second year in Slavonia They are listed as one of the first joint projects Croatian Tourism Days 2019 in Slavonia where through joint cooperation they will show the tourist potentials of eastern Croatia, which can be domestic, but also European and world tourist brand.Upravo je sinergija bila jedan od glavnih ciljeva inicijative da se Dani hrvatskog turizma održe u Slavoniji. Prije svega potrebno je bilo da se cijela Slavonija počne brendirati kao jedan turistički brend – Slavonija, na čemu se trenutno radi. Da bi se to postiglo potrebna je sinergija svih turističkih zajednica i sudionika, te zajednički plan razvoja i promocije. Drugo je da se definirana zajednička turistička ponuda i atrakcije, kao i da budu dostpune kroz jednu platformu. Tada dolaze putničke agencije na red koje do sada nisu bile i upoznale destinaciju, a upravo one prodaju turističke pakete te dovode turiste. Zato je u sklopu inicijative #DHTSlavonija, pokrenuta i komunikacija s UHPA-om da se Dani UHPA-e održe u Slavoniji, što je i confirmed.Tako će cijela Slavonija imati priliku prezentirati svoju turističku ponudu putničkim agencijama i na licu mjesta direktno upozna agente i predstavnike putničkih agencija. Kada se sve posloži i definira, tada sama svečanost Dana hrvatskog turizma dolazi kao šlag na torti i kao odlična besplatna marketing kampanja.DHT in Slavonia will be the best marketing campaign in history DHT u Slavoniji će generirati na tisuće novinarskih priloga ( milijunske medijske vrijednsoti ) kako prije, tako i tijekom i nakon održavanja manifestacije. To je prilika da se ispriča i prezentira pozitivna priča iz Slavonije, prilika da se predstavi cijela destinacija, prilika da se oduševi sudinike DHT-a, prilika da upravo oni postanu ambasadori destinacije.Thus, 2019 will certainly be a great positive turning point for Slavonia, since the UHPA Days and the Days of Croatian Tourism (Vinkovci, Osijek) will be held in Slavonia. I sincerely hope that this will be a positive moment that will wake up and startle all tourism workers, and that the destination will know how to use it in the long run, and not just once.Synergy is key, as well as not just leaving everything on paper. Slavonia does not have time to wait for the next ten years for some things to move for the better. Slavonia does not need help, but market and strategic development. And tourism is exactly the opportunity that Slavonia must seize because of its incredible potential.RELATED NEWS:IT’S OFFICIAL! UHPA DAYS 2019 WILL BE HELD IN VINKOVCIIT’S OFFICIAL! DAYS OF CROATIAN TOURISM NEXT YEAR WILL BE HELD IN SLAVONIA!